Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Outrage Over Killing Of Nigerian Migrant In Italy

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The death of a Nigerian migrant who was attacked and killed in broad daylight in central Italy has sparked outrage.

The assault on the Nigerian street trader by another man in Civitanova Marche town centre was captured on video on Friday.

The recording made by onlookers without any attempt to intervene showed the victim being held to the ground by a 32 year old white man on suspicion of murder and robbery while    circumstances behind the incident are yet to be ascertained.

The victim was a married man with two children Alika Ogorchukwu.

His wife Charity Oriachi could not contain her tears as she told media how she was shown the body of her husband lying on the ground.

On Saturday hundreds of people from the local Nigerian community took to the streets of Civitanova Marche, in Marche region, to demand justice as the attack was also  condemned by Italian politicians.

Enrico Letta, the leader of the left-wing Democratic Party, said what happened was “dismaying”.

“Unheard of ferocity. Widespread indifference. There can be no justification,” he wrote in a tweet.

Right-wing leader Matteo Salvini also expressed outrage over the death, saying “security has no colour” and “needs to return to being a right.” #